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This candy dispenser provides a fun way to get a delicious sweet treat. A simple slider mechanism doles out the goods and the top has an easy-release lid. The Lego Candy Dispenser is a super simple build and doesn't take a bunch of crazy pieces but still results in an impressive way to share your candy with friends. 

The dispenser is made of four main parts:
-base
-reservoir
-lid
-slider
The steps are labeled accordingly. 


 
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Step 1: The Parts

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The Lego Candy Dispenser takes a variety of parts to make but since there's aren't many specialized or rare parts, most people should be able to build it without trouble. While the exact parts and color you use will likely be different than mine, the basic part types you will need are:
-plates
-bricks
-1x1 round plates
-2x3 sloped bricks
-tiles
-1x2 window thingies

Check out the picture captions for the part names.

If you have any trouble with obtaining the transparent parts, you could always use transparent bricks or only make one level of transparent bricks and close the rest in normal bricks, the candy won't be as visible but you'll still be able to see inside. 

Step 2: Base

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Construct an 8x8 base of bricks topped with plates. I used 8 2x4 lime bricks and then topped it with 2x2, 1x2, and 2x4 orange tiles. Whatever parts  you use, aim for strength by covering as many cracks as you can with the plates. 

Step 3: Base

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Make 4 stacks of 2 2x4 bricks each. Attach these to the left and right side of the base. 

Step 4: Base

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Connect two 2x3 slopes using a 1x4 plate.

Attach four 1x8s to the 1x4 plate. 

Add a 1x4 tile to one end of the base.

Connect the slope/1x8 piece to the base. 

Step 5: Base

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Add a layer of bricks on top of the model. I used six pink 2x4s. 

Step 6: Reservoir

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Now it's time to prep the transparent pieces. Make stacks of 3 window thingies to make 12 sets total. Stack 19 1x1 plates to make 4 stacks total. 
riverswamp4 days ago

nice i love to see what people can come up with lego.

tofu9112 months ago
So cool and functional. Thanks for the video too.
Batman key3 months ago

can you make some thing that inserts money for it

it dose work

rudy305 months ago
It worked!!!!!!
rudy305 months ago
I'm making it right now I'm so excited
me14239 months ago
where do you get that many pieces?
I already tried that, it didn't work.
I tried starbursts, but it didn't work because the waxy paper wrappers stick together if you have them layered.
Skye21711 year ago
I'm gonna have to go to my Lego store to get clear bricks because I only have like 2 :p and I would wash the inside bricks because I kinda think its unsanitary. But other than that I love this :) can u make a starburst one???
vincedavis1 year ago
I can make this
FYI it's costs about £23 on lego pick a brick
rshaw131 year ago
Thank you I will make this Tomorrow to limate how many sweets I have!!
Awwweeeeessssoooommmeee
LvNo10001 year ago
I'm not all that into Lego but this looked pretty awesome :) It seems easy enough to mod but, for this, I'd only suggest something for the windows to rest on. They look like they are freestanding! 5/5 because I'm not too lazy to put something to hold the windows in place myself.
dinoxrawr1 year ago
do we have to have the tiles? i dont have any at my house.
I made one, it turned out to be great for dispensing M&Ms!
1999alex1 year ago
too cool! i love it!
Itchyzombie2 years ago
COOOLL NO GEARS REQUIRED!!!!
GaryMeow2 years ago
genius! i love it!
i made it and it really works!!!! thanks
Babyyari3172 years ago
very cool were y bye this
builderv2 years ago
this is pretty awesome just like all your lego creations great job
Chrystalkay2 years ago
What a Lego artist you are! This is so clever an idea, I could just see kits coming out made by Lego Co.
I looked at the other lego ideas you have and I have to say you have a very creative mind, and are very good at making a clear instructible.
Thanks for posting this!

Chris

PS: You definately earned a quadruple 'very kool' on this one!
amandaggogo2 years ago
Very very very cool!
jimmytvf2 years ago
sweet!! the ible i mean
awesome! i love it THE BEST CANDY DISPENSER !!!!!! EVER!!!!!!
VACH.2 years ago
so cute!