When you’re a kid, few things go better together than tools and a build-it-yourself project. Ok, maybe peanut butter and jelly. But for the young mechanic in the family, this engine repair set from Hammacher Schlemmer will take care of the former—and safely, too.

Featuring a somewhat detailed engine in the body of a fake car, the Car Lover’s Engine Repair Set comes complete with a dipstick, removable cowling, spark plugs, wing nuts, and other lifelike car components. Heck, there are enough car components in this thing to make your 4-year-old more excited to go to Autozone than Toys-R-Us.

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As for the best part, once a repair job is complete, the young grease monkey can get behind the wheel and turn the ignition key to hear how the engine sounds once it starts. The car even includes a working horn, headlights, a removable air filter, and brake sets that can be independently tested.

At $119, the Car Lover’s Engine Repair Set includes enough to keep Junior busy on a rainy Saturday while training him or her how to change their own oil further down the road. Not bad.

Find out more over at Hammacher Schlemmer.


Simon is a Brooklyn-based industrial designer and Managing Editor of EVD Media. When he finds the time to design, his focus is on helping startups develop branding and design solutions to realize their product design vision. In addition to his work at Nike and various other clients, he is the main reason anything gets done at EvD Media. He once wrestled an Alaskan alligator buzzard to the ground with his bare hands… to rescue Josh.