BUILD-IT Ride on Toy

Aimed at children ages 4+...

BUILD-IT is a ride on toy that offers new opportunities for interaction, creation and cooperation. Made up of four basic components; wheels, spacers/locks, axles/pins, and body panels; BUILD-IT allows kids to create their own experience and experiment with mechanical and aesthetic configurations.

Research & Sketches


The wheels, spacers & body panels are made of CNC-cut plywood which is inexpensive without looking cheap, and the axles are wood dowels. The first step was a series of 1/8th scale models to explore proportions and configurations. After this two full scale prototypes were constructed and tested.


The final version of BUILT-IT is made of baltic birch plywood with a non-toxic oil finish. The seat is blue ultra-suede and it can be removed for easy cleaning. The basic kit contains three body panels, four wheels, 10 spacer-locks, 5 axle-pins of varying sizes, and one seat attachment. It is capable of safely supporting 250lbs+ and can be stored and shipped flat to save space.