Instructables

LEGO Hi-Chew Dispenser

Featured
Picture of LEGO Hi-Chew Dispenser
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 !


 
Remove these adsRemove these ads by Signing Up

Step 1: The Mechanism

Picture of The Mechanism
DSC04776.JPG
DSC04777.JPG
DSC04778.JPG
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:

Picture of
DSC04760.JPG
DSC04761.JPG
DSC04762.JPG
DSC04763.JPG
DSC04764.JPG
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:

Picture of
DSC04766.JPG
DSC04769.JPG
DSC04770.JPG
I put the mechanism into place before building a few more levels and topping with some decorative tiling. 

Step 5:

Picture of
DSC04773.JPG
DSC04774.JPG
DSC04775.JPG
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. 
gwhiz1383 months ago

SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY

Jacktiger3 months ago

Shut up and take my money!

contom10278 months ago
how do you make it
jujubee3111 months ago
Yummy!! Enjoying some now
jujubee3111 months ago
Do u like Legos? Haha I love this and hi chew us always an awesome snack!!
dupes88811 months ago
Its okay....
I never heard of a hi chew before...
its a candy they make in japan do a google search on it
Peterdaughter12 months ago
Here si my version of your fun idea ... front and back
2013-07-26_11-31-13_952.jpg2013-07-26_11-36-47_322.jpg
sherrycayheyhey (author)  Peterdaughter12 months ago
That's adorable! I especially love the bee girl and smile face detail. Thanks for sharing :)
I made this yesterday and filled it with Hi Chew - can't stop playing with it!
Great build. Hope you win the contest.
sherrycayheyhey (author)  Peterdaughter12 months ago
Really?! That's so cool :) You should post a picture of it.
steinie441 year ago
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!http://www.instructables.com/id/Lego-Hi-Chew-Dispenser/step2/null/
SHIFT!1 year ago
Will it work with starbursts? This is so awesome
sherrycayheyhey (author)  SHIFT!1 year ago
probably not but I plan on making a Starburst one
Mmmm... Like a mega sized Pez dispenser... But without the bobbing top, just a slide back bottom (For gravity) Or, place a spring in it, so it would work in any direction... Interesting...
I'm making this and and substituting and one of then says honest bobs warehousing : D lol
laxap1 year ago
Once again, a very cool project!
rrkrose laxap1 year ago
yes very cool
rrkrose laxap1 year ago
yes very cool
rrkrose1 year ago
that is like the most awesome thing i have ever seen i love candy
jbrecken1 year ago
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.
sherrycayheyhey (author)  timmycutts1 year ago
I was thinking about that too. I'm planning on trying it out but I wanted this one to use only basic pieces.
Your creations are absolutely fabulous!! I just love how creative they are. Please, keep making more!
Wow that's super kind, thank you!
This is the most clever thing I've ever seen in my entire life.
That is one coolest LEGO project I have seen so far. Thank so much you for sharing your awesomeness.
Thanks!
That is so cool! Make more stuff like that.
sherrycayheyhey (author)  SydRules1231 year ago
Thanks, will do!
So fancy and colorful! I love it!
Pass the Hi-Chew and a baseplate please
Pro

Get More Out of Instructables

Already have an Account?

close

PDF Downloads
As a Pro member, you will gain access to download any Instructable in the PDF format. You also have the ability to customize your PDF download.

Upgrade to Pro today!