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This is a great afternoon project for Lego lovers such as myself. I like making things out of Legos  and candy, so it seemed fit to create this project. I hope you enjoy reading this and making it, and would appreciate it if you would vote for me in the Toys Contest.



Materials needed:

- A whole lot of Legos, preferably single or double wide, flat pieces, and smooth pieces
- A medium rubberband
- 2 Connecter pins
- 1 long connecter pin
- 2 3x1 pieces with holes in them
- 2 2x1 pieces with holes in them
 
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Step 1: The Candy Holder

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To assemble the main candy chamber, gather enough pieces to make a 4 layer rectangle. It is okay if you have some gaps, but make sure that they are not big enough for small candies to fit through. 

Step 2: The "Floor" of the Candy Holder

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This step has 2 parts. 
First, you will need to make the "floor". This is to hold in the candy, but still leave an opening for the candy to fall through. You can see this in pictures 1-6. In picture 7 I showed how to attach it on the bottom.

Part 2 is the part that makes sure no candy gets let behind. It slants so the candy will fall toward the opening. I used slanted pieces stacked on top of each other to achieve this effect. You can see how I built it in pictures 8-13.


I have seen something like this before in a book I have called 'LEGO CRAZY ACTION contraptions by Don Rathjen and the editors of KLUTZ
TheMaker8882 years ago
this was from a Lego book/kit thing that had instructions and some pieces..
i still got mine from Years back.. :P
susanrm2 years ago
Cool, but can you show it with candy so we can see how it works?
ncoleman2 (author)  susanrm2 years ago
Sorry I didn't get back to you earlier. My computer won't let me post videos and here, but I posted the main picture to show how the candy comes out. Basically, you push in the handle and the candy falls into the bottom for you to retrieve.
and i'm a lego FAN you can also get on mln you go to lego .com and sighn up for free! i'm kunfumaster1183 ;)
my brother can do something like that!
zigzagchris2 years ago
I used to have a legobook with more or less the exact same design
Ditto.
im a BIG lego builder but i would not have ever thought of that
ncoleman2 (author)  wolfking10162 years ago
Thank you
isaacwilk2 years ago
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So what he built is plagiarism?
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ncoleman2 (author)  isaacwilk2 years ago
I was not aware that there was any existing design for a candy machine. Also, I looked it up, and the idea is the same in that it dispenses candy when something is pushed, but other than that my idea is completely different.
lemonie2 years ago
What type of candy is this designed for?

L
ncoleman2 (author)  lemonie2 years ago
This is mainly designed for M&Ms and Reeses Pieces, although it could work also with Smarties, Bottlecaps, and the like.
OK cheers, & happy Christmas.

L
monsterlego2 years ago
I've seen stuff like this before, good job!
ncoleman2 (author)  monsterlego2 years ago
Thank You!
Emerald282 years ago
I make these all the time! Cool tut, by the way.
ncoleman2 (author)  Emerald282 years ago
Thanks!