Introduction: 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 !


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. 

Comments

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ogloscar (author)2015-08-08

you can also put coins and money in this too works amazingly

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GoldCivetta (author)2015-02-05

what is a hi chew

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They're Fruit Chews, dude.

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nintenbro64 (author)2014-09-07

I had made one like this but it was a smartie dispenser. Great job! I also love the colours that you've used!

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Carlosalmasque (author)2014-08-08

I LIKE LEGOS

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contom1027 (author)2013-10-30

how do you make it

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jujubee31 (author)2013-08-24

Yummy!! Enjoying some now

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jujubee31 (author)2013-08-24

Do u like Legos? Haha I love this and hi chew us always an awesome snack!!

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dupes888 (author)2013-08-22

Its okay....

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Transforminglegodude (author)2013-07-26

I never heard of a hi chew before...

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its a candy they make in japan do a google search on it

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Peterdaughter (author)2013-07-26

Here si my version of your fun idea ... front and back

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Peterdaughter (author)2013-07-25

I made this yesterday and filled it with Hi Chew - can't stop playing with it!
Great build. Hope you win the contest.

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steinie44 (author)2013-07-23

Just make the back, behind the slide 1x. Then theirs room for a flat leaf spring in, to push the slide back out.

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mayankbhatia (author)2013-07-23

Very clever design.. Great job!https://www.instructables.com/id/Lego-Hi-Chew-Dispenser/step2/null/

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drummerboy2004 (author)2013-07-18

I'm making this and and substituting and one of then says honest bobs warehousing : D lol

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laxap (author)2013-07-17

Once again, a very cool project!

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rrkrose (author)laxap2013-07-18

yes very cool

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rrkrose (author)laxap2013-07-18

yes very cool

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rrkrose (author)2013-07-18

that is like the most awesome thing i have ever seen i love candy

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jbrecken (author)2013-07-17

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.

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timmycutts (author)jbrecken2013-07-18

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.

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Killerkitty1000 (author)2013-07-17

Your creations are absolutely fabulous!! I just love how creative they are. Please, keep making more!

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brenna1123435 (author)2013-07-17

This is the most clever thing I've ever seen in my entire life.

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SHIFT! (author)2013-07-17

Will it work with starbursts? This is so awesome

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SydRules123 (author)2013-07-16

That is so cool! Make more stuff like that.

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Tarun Upadhyaya (author)2013-07-16

That is one coolest LEGO project I have seen so far. Thank so much you for sharing your awesomeness.

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