It’s hammer time!

The classic preschool construction toy gets a modern upgrade with VTech’s Drill and Learn Workbench. It features a workstation, peg board, and, of course, plenty of fun (and safe!) tools. Kids can get to work with dozens of building pieces and create DIY projects.

Little construction aficionados can explore the drill press, sander, and circular saw. Each one shares sounds and facts about itself when placed on the bench. Other tools include a screwdriver, a vise (yes I did have to Google that one), and a hammer. These tools share jokes (I wish mine did that), and tell kids what color they are.

The workbench itself features colorful buttons that offer different ways to interact. Kids can listen to songs, hear the sounds of their tools, and answer quiz questions. There’s also a measuring tool to help young builders build an understanding of numbers.

For young DIY-ers who desire a bit of guidance, this set comes with instructions on how to build nine different projects. If they prefer to drill their own path, they can create unique designs with the pieces. Of course, all of the accessories and tools provided are safe for little hands to use. They can build their own little house without any of the stress or danger of building an actual house. It also gets them familiar with the tools and teaches them these ones are for play, and mom and dad’s are for staying away from.

As a toddler mom who watches way too much HGTV, I’m excited about the prospect of turning my daughter into a little DIY star. It’s also great to know that while she’s gaining a love of the things I do, she’s also learning about the world around her in an age appropriate way.

If you’re still looking for that showstopper present to put under the tree this year, the Drill and Learn Workbench is a great choice for under $50. At almost 3 feet tall, it’s designed to wow and to last. 


This interactive workbench comes with power tools, hand tools, a tray, a peg board, and more. When kids place each tool on the bench, they'll hear fun facts and sound effects. Includes nine project ideas for young builders.

Product Facts

  • MSRP:
  • $49.97
  • Age:
  • 3+

About the author

Nicole Savas

Nicole Savas

As a kid, Nicole either wanted to be a professional toy player-wither or a writer. Somehow, as social media editor for The Toy Insider, The Toy Book, and The Pop Insider, she’s found a career as both. She's grateful to work somewhere that she can fully embrace both her love of teddy bears and her admiration for the Oxford comma. When she's not playing with toys at work, she's playing with her baby girl at home.