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After making my Lego Candy Dispenser, I decided I wanted to make something to dispense my current candy obsession: Hi-Chew!

I also wanted a machine that dispensed the candy when the handle was pushed in, instead of when pulled out. Another design feature I wanted was an area to collect the candy from after being dispensed. I'm very pleased with how it came out and already have a few ideas for my next Lego candy machine. 

I recently entered this in the 2013 Alameda County Fair and it ended up winning a 1st place ribbon :D !


Step 1: The Mechanism

This is the 'action' piece. It will move back and forth, grabbing a single candy at a time and transporting it to drop down the chute. Because the mechanism is the moving part, I decided every face should be smooth. 

Step 2:

Next I build the base and a spot to grab the candy from after it shoots out of the chute. 

I decided to have a base of 8x8 studs since that size lends itself well to building with 2x4 and 1x2 bricks .

Step 3:

I kept adding layers to the 8x8 base, adding in sloped pieces for the chute. 

I used the green 1x2 tiles to build the base of where the mechanism will live. 

Step 4:

I put the mechanism into place before building a few more levels and topping with some decorative tiling. 

Step 5:

I built the tube that holds the Hi-Chew from 1x2s, forming a 4x6 structure that I attached to the dispenser base. 

I added a combination of tiles and plates to the top so the lid would be easy release. I made the lid by putting tiles on top of a 4x6 plate. 
<p>you can also put coins and money in this too works amazingly</p>
<p>what is a hi chew</p>
<p>They're Fruit Chews, dude.</p>
I had made one like this but it was a smartie dispenser. Great job! I also love the colours that you've used!
<p>I LIKE LEGOS</p>
how do you make it
Yummy!! Enjoying some now
Do u like Legos? Haha I love this and hi chew us always an awesome snack!!
Its okay....
I never heard of a hi chew before...
its a candy they make in japan do a google search on it
Here si my version of your fun idea ... front and back
I made this yesterday and filled it with Hi Chew - can't stop playing with it! <br>Great build. Hope you win the contest.
Just make the back, behind the slide 1x. Then theirs room for a flat leaf spring in, to push the slide back out.
Very clever design.. Great job!https://www.instructables.com/id/Lego-Hi-Chew-Dispenser/step2/null/
I'm making this and and substituting and one of then says honest bobs warehousing : D lol
Once again, a very cool project!
yes very cool
yes very cool
that is like the most awesome thing i have ever seen i love candy
It would probably only take a slight modification in Step 3 to add a rubber band that would push the mechanism back out after dispensing a candy.
I was thinking that as well. An even better idea would be to use a pair of spring pieces, however both of those methods would likely require the machine to be quite a bit larger.
Your creations are absolutely fabulous!! I just love how creative they are. Please, keep making more!
This is the most clever thing I've ever seen in my entire life.
Will it work with starbursts? This is so awesome
That is so cool! Make more stuff like that.
That is one coolest LEGO project I have seen so far. Thank so much you for sharing your awesomeness.

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