A new generation of DIY enthusiasts will conduct their first tentative hammerings this December after it was revealed that a construction workshop kit is expected to be the top Christmas toy.
Argos said the Real Construction Deluxe Workshop was due to be the most requested gift this year.
The set appears on the 2010 Top Ten Toys list released by the retailer, which predicts this year's most wanted toys and games.
The Real Construction Deluxe Workshop features 'Kid Wood', which can be nailed and cut just like the real thing and transformed into various projects using the tools that come with the workshop.
Andrea Abbis, toys trading manager for Argos, said: "This year's list has a vocational twist.
"We have toys for future firemen, mechanics, designers or even film-makers. It seems the next generation are keen to develop their skills from an early age."
For would-be cinematographers, the Vtech Kidizoom Video Camera is tipped to be the must-have gadget. Available in pink and blue, it records footage and takes digital photos.
Meanwhile, budding engineers can develop their mechanical skills with the Lego Ultimate Vehicle Building Set.