About Us

Automobuild is a specialty toy store that celebrates and inspires design, creation and imagination.  We are a family owned business located in Los Gatos, California.  The store is designed to look like a classic car garage, and is loaded with hands-on activities inspired by the themes of cars, design, and creativity.  Automobuild offers a diverse selection of merchandise which appeals to boys and girls of all ages, including quality toy car models, die cast cars, building toys, apparel, stationary, room accessories, art supplies and much more.

Automobuild opens the box!  We personally test toys for quality, play value, fun, education, and creative skill building. We always have activities and toys out in our store for kids to give feedback and enjoy. Our unique toys are hand-selected from the United States, Europe and green toy-making companies.

The owners, John and Kirsten Dryden were inspired to design a store that offered a unique shopping and learning experience for children and adults.  “One of our main goals is to excite car lovers and their children (or grandchildren) through a creative educational environment and enticing merchandise.  We want to allow adults to share their passion for automobiles with their children through unique build and play experiences.  We want to teach children how things work and about the evolution of technology.  Above all, we want to make it fun!”