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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. 

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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:
-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. 
Batman key25 days ago

can you make some thing that inserts money for it

it dose work

rudy303 months ago
It worked!!!!!!
rudy303 months ago
I'm making it right now I'm so excited
me14236 months ago
where do you get that many pieces?
GalacticBamboo11 months ago
I already tried that, it didn't work.
GalacticBamboo11 months ago
I tried starbursts, but it didn't work because the waxy paper wrappers stick together if you have them layered.
sherrycayheyhey (author)  GalacticBamboo11 months ago
Try using ones that come stacked already and avoid handling them a lot, it will loosen the wrappers. You can try stacking them all with the folded part facing down so the weight keeps it smooth or with the folded part up and see which works better.
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???
sherrycayheyhey (author)  Skye21711 year ago
A Starburst one is definitely in the near future.
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!!
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.
sherrycayheyhey (author)  dinoxrawr1 year ago
Make it and let me know! :)
I made one, it turned out to be great for dispensing M&Ms!
sherrycayheyhey (author)  fireball12341 year ago
Peanut or plain? I had some jamming issues with the jelly beans but when I made a new machine the peanut M&Ms worked awesome!
1999alex1 year ago
too cool! i love it!
Itchyzombie2 years ago
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!


PS: You definately earned a quadruple 'very kool' on this one!
sherrycayheyhey (author)  Chrystalkay2 years ago
Thank you very much, for your kind words AND the quadra-cool I was looking for lol!
amandaggogo2 years ago
Very very very cool!
sherrycayheyhey (author)  amandaggogo2 years ago
Aww, not very very very VERY cool? I'll just have to try harder next time for that quad-cool haha :)
jimmytvf2 years ago
sweet!! the ible i mean
sherrycayheyhey (author)  jimmytvf2 years ago
Good one :)
mikeasaurus2 years ago
You are a creative, LEGO machine! I can't get enough.
awesome! i love it THE BEST CANDY DISPENSER !!!!!! EVER!!!!!!
VACH.2 years ago
so cute!
sherrycayheyhey (author)  VACH.2 years ago
thank you :)
Very cute! I love the use of the clear legos so you can see inside! Nice touch!
Gotta be able to see the goods :)

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