My feed

to access all these features

Share your toy stories and recommendations on our Toy and Games forum.

Toys and games

Are Ikea wooden train tracks compatible with other types e.g. Brio?

8 replies

NoHotAshes · 16/08/2009 18:15

I'm just wondering whether in true Ikea style they will be non-standard sizes!

OP posts:
TheWolfHasNoCommentForTheDM · 16/08/2009 18:16

Yes they are but they're more flimsy than other brands IME.

CybilLiberty · 16/08/2009 18:16

Yes I think they are. Why not take a piece of Brio along and see next time you go.

snickersnack · 16/08/2009 18:20

I looked into this and MN consensus was you sometimes have to force them together, so not ideal for little ones. In the end, we bought a lovely set from John Lewis which was great value and goes perfectly with Brio

kathyis6incheshigh · 16/08/2009 18:20

They are compatible. The difference is that Brio are solid wood but with IKEA the connectors are plastic (which actually makes them more flexible as you can take them out and put them on different pieces).

AnybodyHomeMcFly · 16/08/2009 18:23

We have both and they work together ok-ish but often the join isn't that great. However Ikea works well on its own and is loads cheaper than brio.

TheChilliMooseTalksNonsense · 16/08/2009 18:30

Yes they do work together. I actually prefer the Ikea track.

pugsandseals · 28/08/2009 19:30

I didn't think the Ikea ones did? Tescos ones do though- we have loads!

LilianGish · 28/08/2009 19:38

Yes they are - but some Brio trains don't fit under Ikea bridges.

Please create an account

To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account.