Design & Drill® Activity Center
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Item #4112  | Ages 3-6
$39.99
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The Big Idea
Kids power up their imaginations and build coordination and creative thinking skills as they drill chunky, child-sized components into a sturdy activity board. Children love following the colorful activity cards to create pictures and patterns—from trains and boats to flowers and fish. Young builders can drill their very own designs! Just snap any one of the drill bits into the power drill or the screwdriver handle, grab a handful of bolts, and turn on the learning fun!

Shh…They’re Learning!
  • Perfect for STEM learning
  • Builds construction and fine motor skills
  • Enhances creativity
Cut to the Chase
  • Kids can drill fun-shaped bolts into the board to re-create the pictures found in the Activity Guide or create their own original designs
  • Chunky plastic bolts, a reversible power drill, a screwdriver, 3 drill bits, a combination wrench for tiny hands
  • 20 Easy-to-follow design activity cards
  • Built kid-tough, durable
  • Requires 3 AA batteries, not included
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Design & Drill® Activity Center
 
3.2

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

53%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (12)
  • Lasting fun (9)
  • Easy to assemble (7)
  • High quality (7)

Cons

  • Poor design (4)

Best Uses

  • Home (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent (15), Educator (4), Education oriented (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (9), No (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great for preschoolers !

My 3-yr-old son and 4 1/2-yr-old daughter LOVE this product...and so do I. True...it only comes with 1 drill. But it also includes a wrench and a...Read complete review

My 3-yr-old son and 4 1/2-yr-old daughter LOVE this product...and so do I. True...it only comes with 1 drill. But it also includes a wrench and a screwdriver so 3 kids can share and work together. Great for building creativity, concentration, and fine motor skills. Going to put this on top of my list of gifts to buy for my kids' friends.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

carrying case is horrible

The tools and the work tray fit too tightly into the carrying case. I have had to pry the tools and tray out of the case, which was difficult for me and I have...Read complete review

The tools and the work tray fit too tightly into the carrying case. I have had to pry the tools and tray out of the case, which was difficult for me and I have ended up using a knife! Once the screw all come out of the package, there is not enough space in the carrying case to hold them. Also note that you will need two different sized screw drivers to put the batteries into the toy screw driver and toy drill. Cute toy, fun, but the case makes it difficult to enjoy.

Reviewed by 18 customers

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5.0

Well used

By practicalgal

from Michigan

About Me Educator, Parent, Thrifty

Pros

  • Lasting Fun

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home
    • Preschool Classroom

    Comments about Design & Drill® Activity Center:

    This has been a great toy for my 5 children and now I have it in my preschool classroom. Heavily used and still in great condition. I visited this site to check if this was still sold! I want another for my classroom along with an extra drill.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Fun and long lasting

    By Nana

    from Dallas, Texas

    Pros

    • Easy To Assemble
    • Easy To Use
    • High Quality
    • Lasting Fun

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home

      Comments about Design & Drill® Activity Center:

      I gave this as a gift for a 2 year old . It is a year later and he and his 7 year old brother still play with it. Held up very well. Mom wishes there was a bag with it to store the bolts. Purchasing another set for another grandson.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      5.0

      Amazing Customer Service!

      By LLD

      from Victoria, BC Canada

      Pros

      • Customer Service
      • Easy To Assemble
      • Easy To Use
      • High Quality
      • Lasting Fun

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Design & Drill® Activity Center:

          Drill broke. Company was quick to respond to issue. Friendly! Best customer service ever!!!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          Comment on this review

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Smoking Gun

          By The Furiga 4

          from Tempe, AZ

          About Me Education Oriented, Parent, Thrifty

          Pros

          • Easy To Assemble
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Poor Design

          Best Uses

          • Home

          Comments about Design & Drill® Activity Center:

          My 3 year old son recieved this for Christmas this year. The second time he played with it the screwdriver started to smoke and now the forward motion will not work. It's too bad because this has the making of a great toy!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          5.0

          Awesome toy!!!

          By Jake's Mom

          from Saginaw, Texas

          About Me Parent

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • High Quality
          • Lasting Fun

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home

            Comments about Design & Drill® Activity Center:

            I bought this toy three years ago for my son, who was 3 years old. I usually pass down his toys to my nephew when my son outgrows them, but my son still plays with this one! I'm now ordering one for my 3 year old nephew because my son won't give it up! Well worth the money, in my opinion!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            5.0

            Ready to order another!

            By Xenas Mom

            from North Hollywood Ca

            About Me Education Oriented

            Pros

            • Easy To Assemble
            • Easy To Use
            • High Quality
            • Lasting Fun

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home

              Comments about Design & Drill® Activity Center:

              Just bought this from a yard sale and am ordering another one, its great. I have a 4, 5 and 6 year old and they cannot get enough of this!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              2.0

              How Do you get the Drill top off???

              By Ky's Mom

              from NH

              About Me Educator, Parent

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Poor Design

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Design & Drill® Activity Center:

                  My 3 year old got this as a gift after he used it at a friends house. He was so excited so when we got it we struggled just to get the batteries in. It is almost impossible. The screws were likely stripped after that and the next time the top broke off trying to get the batteries in rendering the toy useless. Bummer!!!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Nice toy

                  By Mary

                  from San Diego, CA

                  About Me Parent

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Design & Drill® Activity Center:

                        [...]My almost 3yr old and I are very satisfy w/ this toy. Now that he's a bit older, he enjoys it even more and starting to learn to follow the patterns to make the picture.

                        Comment on this review

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        2.0

                        Great Concept/Poor Quality

                        By Cathy

                        from New Jersey

                        About Me Parent

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Engaging

                        Cons

                        • Poor quality

                        Best Uses

                        • Home

                        Comments about Design & Drill® Activity Center:

                        My two-year-old received this as a gift for Christmas and enjoyed it from the start. Even his five-year-old sister enjoyed using it to make the designs included in the package. However, reverse on the drill never worked and now, after six months, the drill has stopped working all together, rendering the product practically useless. Quite disappointing for an activity I had great hopes for being one that my son would really enjoy.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

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                        2.0

                        Poor making of the drill

                        By Mary

                        from San Diego, CA

                        About Me Parent

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Battery door bad design

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Design & Drill® Activity Center:

                            I bought this toy through [...]. My 2.5yr old boy was so excited when he opened it, so we put in the battery and find that the battery door was unable to close as we turn the screw in. But since my boy was anxious to play w/ it, we just tape the door close. He played for like 3 days and got bored w/ it and we put it away...and totally forgot about the door problem. We even forgot about this toy till 2 months later, we took it back out and let him play...it works fine except the battery door sometimes open when tape is loose. Then we thought we deserve a new drill since the door would not close from the start, [...] I contacted the manufacturer, but they would not do anything about it because we bought it through [...]. We're very disappointed, this is just poor customer service!

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                            • No

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