Educational Insights: Designs and Drill Power Play Sets {Review}



I’m quite the fan of the Design & Drill® line by Educational Insights. This line specializes in helping kids fine tune important motor skills in a fun way. My kids like watching my husband put things together around the house. They always ask if they can help too. In using these sets the skills needed for construction projects that specifically use a screwdriver or wrench can be mastered. When they do ask to help Daddy if they can help, they do so with confidence from all of the practice they’ve had thanks to Educational Insights wide kid-friendly sets.

Design & Drill® Power Play Vehicles™ Race Car: This car was a lot of fun for my 5-year-old son to put together. As soon as he saw the box he kept begging for a chance to start constructing it! With this car my son was placing stickers for the outer design, snapping wheels on, and using the drill to add the bolts to finish. He never got upset or frustrated while putting it all together. He liked that when he was done he could roll it around on the floor for play. He was quite proud to have put it together all on his own.


The pieces are well-constructed and the drill is just like the real thing except in a kid-friendly format. You will need to have triple A batteries on hand as they are not included.

I can’t think of any cons to this set. But what could have made this set more fun would have been if children could color the stickers they place on the car and if the bolts came in a variety of colors for more customization.

This set was a fun activity for my son to do on a hot day during the Summer time but would make a great set for a rainy day too. What’s nice is that even after it’s all put together, your child has a fun race car toy to use for imaginative play.

IMG_20160708_090851Design & Drill® Power Play Vehicles™ Helicopter: My son always prefers boats and flying vehicles to cars. I’m not sure why but that’s just his thing. As soon as he saw this set he brightened up in a big way. He enjoyed putting together this Helicopter!

IMG_20160708_091120He found the drill to put the bolts in place easy to hold and liked that with a push of a button it worked just like his Daddy’s electric one at home. Like the others in this line, there are stickers to adhere to the surface, bolts to be screwed in place, and other parts to snap on. My son really liked that the blades on this copter really spun while he made it fly around the house. Kid-power for the win!



This set requires triple A batteries for the drill to work electrically. However, if you so chose, you can even let the drill be kid-powered. This set was frustration free and more fun than anything else. My son proudly out this set together on his own! I love he’s having fun and learning to use tools at such an early age.

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Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review and giveaway purposes. The opinions are my own or my immediate family members, based on our personal experience with the product.