The Extraordinaires® Design Studio: Inventions
The Extraordinaires® are over the top characters with extraordinary needs. It’s your job to design the inventions they require to fit their worlds.
Imagine in the not-to-distant future that life as you know it has changed. The world has a new source of clean, renewable energy powered by an invention that your child or student has designed. Now imagine yourself paving the first stepping stone on their design journey by giving them The Extraordinaires® Design Studio.
The Extraordinaires® Design Studio is a powerful learning tool that introduces children to the world of design, teaching them the foundations of great design in a fun and engaging way. Your clients are The Extraordinaires® - over the top characters with extraordinary needs - and it’s up to your student or child to design the inventions they need.
Choose your design client, from a Superhero to an Astronaut... maybe even a swashbuckling Pirate. Look at the exceptionally detailed illustrated character cards to learn more about them and their needs. Once you’ve chosen your Extraordinaire, pick an Invention project. it could be a timekeeper for a Wizard or a source of light for a Ninja. With over 36 design combinations, young minds will be entertained for hours.
A good designer always asks lots of questions. Pick a Think Card to guide you through the 3 step design process of Research, Design and Improve. Could your invention be made more portable? Does it need to be even smaller? Could it be created with more sustainable materials? Using the Think Cards helps develop critical thinking skills which are essential in the 21st Century.
Download the free iOS and Android App featuring The Extraordinaires® Design Gallery to share and celebrate your ingenious invention designs.
Do you have any questions?
Call +44 (0)2890 315600 or email us and we will get our experts right on it.
Find our recommended Christmas shipping deadlines on the ‘Delivery Information’ tab below.
If you live in Canada please check the 'Delivery Information' tab.
Snap ‘catch-lock’ case for easy opening and securing all of your designs and cards.
Made from strong, yet durable plastic to withstand daily wear and tear and the occasional drop.
Portable and compact, perfect for keeping your young designers entertained while on the go.
No batteries needed – no leads, no charging, fuelled only by your child’s or student’s imagination.
Neat, organised compartment system for storing your designs and materials.
No assembly required, just open your set and jump into the world of design.
Download The Extraordinaires® Design Studio free STEM/STEAM based lesson plan, perfect for teachers and home-schoolers looking for new ways to engage young minds.
Free iOS and Android App featuring The Extraordinaires® Design gallery to share and celebrate your designs.
Teaches children the basics of great design (and designing for others) in a meaningful, fun and engaging way.
Parents and teachers can use the Extraordinaires® Design Studio to introduce young minds to design-thinking concepts vital to their success in the 21st century.
Hours of imaginative fun for kids, boosting their creativity and empathy.
6 Extraordinaires Cards – Choose your design client.
6 Project Cards – Pick an inventions project.
10 Think Cards – A good designer always asks lots of questions.
Idea Pad – Capture up to 40 of your ingenious invention designs on the idea pad, inspired by real world design studios. Once your idea pad is complete, order your refill pad from our website or you can download our idea sheet for free.
Designer’s Pen – designed for comfort and smooth, gliding lines, just what designers rely on when sketching their ideas.
Drawing Case - Tactile and ergonomically designed to fit perfectly in the hands of young designers.
Instructions – Clear, easy-to-follow instructions to help you get designing incredible inventions instantly.
Recommended from ages 10+
We will arrange for the products to be delivered to the address for delivery indicated in your order.
We use a third party logistics company to pack products for delivery. Orders placed before 12pm GMT are usually dispatched on same day, orders placed after 12pm GMT are usually dispatched the next working day. Please note that UK public holidays may cause delays. We do however guarantee that unless there are exceptional circumstances all deliveries of products will be dispatched within 3 working days of the order confirmation.
Most orders are dispatched using Royal Mail. Unless requested, we do not include a tracking service. During busy periods, especially in December, please allow for extra delivery time. Once outside the UK, deliveries can be affected by postal service delays in local countries.
If a delivery goes missing in the postal system, we will wait for 28 working days to allow its way back before replacing or refunding.
PLEASE NOTE: Orders to Canada from our website have been experiencing significant delays. This is due to the Canada Post strike and is unfortunately outside of our control.
Christmas Shipping Deadlines
UK - December 17th
Mainland Europe - December 14th
USA - December 13th
Rest of World - December 7th
T&C: During busy periods, especially in December, we recommend you allow for extra delivery time. Once outside the UK, deliveries can be affected by postal service delays in local countries.
Want to try it yourself?
Try our free downloadable design project, giving you everything you need to create your first Extraordinaires® design, including a Character card, Project card, Think card and project paper to draw and annotate your design.