8 LILLABO images
Skip images

LILLABO Turntable

Price $ 5.99

How to get it

All aboard for hours of fun! Chugging around the room, loading the cargo, piecing the track together, and building new combinations. Little engineers love solving the daily challenges at the train yard.

Article Number103.438.56

Product details

With this turntable you can quickly change the direction of the trains. Perfect during rush-hour when people, cars and oncoming trains cross each other’s paths.

Develops the imagination, fine motor skills and logical thinking of your child.

Can be used with most other railway systems on the market.


Henrik Johansson

  • Material
    Solid beech
    Plastic part:

    Wipe clean with a damp cloth.

  • Recommended for children 3 years and older.This product bears the CE mark.


  • LILLABOArticle Number103.438.56

    Width: 6 "

    Height: ½ "

    Length: 6 ¾ "

    Weight: 4 oz

    Package(s): 1


AwesomeMaryOne very excited little boy when he received this gift Christmas morning5
Nice addition to the trainModenaNice addition to the train track set5
Compatible with the brio wooden tracksDanielleMy kids love the IKEA train sets! It goes well with their Thomas the Tank Engine sets as well for a fraction of the price.5
AwesomeMaryOne very excited little boy when he received this gift Christmas morning5
Works great.AlexisWorks great.5
Nice and affordableRamonThe quality for the prices is absolutely amazing.5
Nice idea, poor design - time for an IKEA hack!RebeccaAlthough this 2-piece turntable seems sturdy, as other reviewers mentioned the wood center track is not attached to the plastic base and easily misplaced. To fix this problem we drilled a small hole through the center and fastened a 6/32-.75 inch bolt(had to trim), recessed washer and nut. I rubbed paraffin inside the wood pivot point to reduce friction and used Locktite to keep the nut fastened in place underneath. Now the wood center track stays in place and still turns - so far so good! Note to IKEA designers: This is a nice addition to the wood train set. Can you come up with a similar or better fix for this problem?3
Not connected togetherVerified BuyerThis was great for about 30 seconds, until my kid took the wooden turntable part out. And then got frustrated when it wouldn't connect to the other parts of the track, and now it's always lost in the pile of tracks somewhere.2
Great price but comes apart too easilyVerified BuyerAgain, the kids love this but I wish the wood piece was attached to the plastic. We have 3 rowdy young children and the wood piece is frequently misplaced. Otherwise, it fits well with our tracks (both Ikea and another company).3
Wooden train turntableVerified BuyerWorks just fine for my son4
Cute feature for train set, but turns too loosely.MattTrack lies loose because it's not connected with a screw or hinge. There's just a hole under the wood piece that fits over a protrusion in the plastic.3
Fun Addition to Train TrackKarenEasily fit in with train tracks from ikea4
LILLABO Turntable

A train running on imagination

The wooden train in the LILLABO series now has a more modern design and new parts to continue inspiring creative play and limitless imagination. It’s playtime where all ages can play together and create new worlds while they fine-tune their motor skills and learn to solve problems. Simply put, playtime at its finest.

With fully-loaded cars, the train pulls into the small town and brakes at the station to release some cars before rolling on towards new adventures ... Generations of children have played the same way: transformed the floor into a landscape where railroad tracks wind their way around a fantasy world where anything is possible. The fact that wooden toy trains have survived so long is because it encourages playing in different ways. Bodil Fritjofsson, who has developed and updated the LILLABO toy series, including a new train set, stands behind this. ”It involves both creative play where the child constructs their own train tracks and the surrounding landscape, and classic role playing where they imagine the train in their own world”, says Bodil, who believes that many parents like the fact that a classic train track like LILLABO is made in solid and sustainable wood.

Understanding the needs of children

How can Bodil know that wooden trains and other toys are still relevant for today's children? Some of this knowledge comes from Children's School, a department at IKEA which acts as a knowledge bank and teacher for everything concerning children. Jessica Bondesson works here and explains what Children's School does. ”We want to help our employees to really understand a child's development and needs so that IKEA offers good and safe children's products”. Jessica is convinced that the train track and other parts in the robust LILLABO series have a place in our technically advanced time. Toys stimulate the imagination, develop a child's logical thinking, and encourage socializing – something which children really appreciate. ”In 2015 we carried out a large survey about playing, Play Report, which shows that children have similar needs around the world and that they like playing with their parents”. Parents tend to agree, the survey shows that most parents think everyone should play more and work less.

New trains for a new time

LILLABO has been in our range since the 1990s, but with the new parts the series jumps into the modern era where high-speed trains have replaced steam locomotives and where cars carry loads in colorful containers. It's a train set which every child can recognize from their own surroundings – even if it's in wood. How much candy can fit in a container and how heavy a load can the locomotive pull up the viaduct? By adding new parts to the series, Bodil and her colleagues hope they help to increase play and creativity. ”And with a battery and lighting on the train, I also think that older children will play with LILLABO. You're never too old to build fantasy worlds”.


What is solid wood?

Solid wood is one of our favorite materials and is part of our Scandinavian heritage. It is also a timeless material with many uses. Regardless of the tree species, it is durable, beautiful and renewable. We strive to use this raw material as smartly and efficiently as possible to avoid waste – and we also invest in facilities and logistics so that we can increase the use of recycled wood.