Introduction: Lego Candy Dispenser

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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:
The steps are labeled accordingly. 

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:
-1x1 round plates
-2x3 sloped bricks
-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. 

Step 7: Reservoir

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Attach 3 sets of the window thingy stacks to each side of the model. The 4 stacks of 1x1 plates go on the corners. 

Step 8: Reservoir

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Attach four 1x6 tiles to connect the sides of windows. The 1x1 tiles will make the lid stick on but the tiles will make it easy to take off. 

Step 9: Lid

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Arrange a layer of four 2x8 plates into an 8x8 square. Connect the plates using 2x2 tiles offset by one row of studs. Attach the lid to the top of the model. 

Step 10: Slider

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Make the slider by laying out plates as shown. Top with a layer of bricks. Top that with a tiles but be sure to leave 2x2 gaps on the ends. 

Make two towers of 5 studs each. Attach one tower in the middle of one of the 2x2 gaps. 

Step 11: Putting It All Together

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Push the slider into the model. The 2x2 opening needs to be closer to the end with the 2x3 sloped ramp. Add the second stack of studs to the other end. 

Fill the candy dispenser with candy and enjoy. 


foxythepirateyfoxyfox made it! (author)2017-04-07

i built it without windows so nobody would know that it is a candy machine

craft-and-crochet made it! (author)2017-02-14

I made this and I love it! I used different windows, and in the back, because I didn't have enough windows, I just made a wall. Thanks for posting!!

mjaklich16 (author)2016-12-13

I just made this for my boyfriend for xmas! I'm so excited to give it to him! Thank you!!

me1423 (author)2013-12-28

where do you get that many pieces?

EoinD (author)me14232015-04-07

i have to many! i have over that much i could make a lot of them! Oh and go to your nearest lego store and go up to the counter and ask

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sandra.e.silva.90 (author)2014-12-08

My husband is a Lego League coach and we have bins on bins of misc Legos. Surprisingly there were no clear ones, but I used windows instead to the same effect. Fun project that took about 30 minutes to complete. He'll really get a kick out of eating candy from this.Thanks!

pochacosan (author)2014-10-11

Love it! My son and I put it together. We didn't have the exact Lego pieces, but we improvised and it came out great! It's a great template for other projects!

BadZombie (author)2014-09-27

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

tofugami (author)2014-07-29

So cool and functional. Thanks for the video too.

Batman key (author)2014-06-28

can you make some thing that inserts money for it

Batman key (author)Batman key2014-06-28

it dose work

rudy30 (author)2014-04-19

It worked!!!!!!

rudy30 (author)2014-04-19

I'm making it right now I'm so excited

GalacticBamboo (author)2013-08-27

I already tried that, it didn't work.

GalacticBamboo (author)2013-08-26

I tried starbursts, but it didn't work because the waxy paper wrappers stick together if you have them layered.

Skye2171 (author)2013-07-21

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???

vincedavis (author)2013-07-19

I can make this

davehartles69 (author)2013-07-17

FYI it's costs about £23 on lego pick a brick

rshaw13 (author)2013-06-06

Thank you I will make this Tomorrow to limate how many sweets I have!!

master hero103 (author)2013-04-21


LvNo1000 (author)2013-03-30

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.

dinoxrawr (author)2013-01-03

do we have to have the tiles? i dont have any at my house.

fireball1234 (author)2012-12-28

I made one, it turned out to be great for dispensing M&Ms!

1999alex (author)2012-10-28

too cool! i love it!

Itchyzombie (author)2012-07-05


GaryMeow (author)2012-04-07

genius! i love it!

maxthelegodude (author)2012-03-17

i made it and it really works!!!! thanks

Babyyari317 (author)2012-02-29

very cool were y bye this

builderv (author)2012-02-29

this is pretty awesome just like all your lego creations great job

Chrystalkay (author)2012-02-25

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!


PS: You definately earned a quadruple 'very kool' on this one!

amandaggogo (author)2012-02-25

Very very very cool!

jimmytvf (author)2012-02-23

sweet!! the ible i mean

Spikeyhairdude (author)2012-02-22

awesome! i love it THE BEST CANDY DISPENSER !!!!!! EVER!!!!!!

VACH. (author)2012-02-21

so cute!

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