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Vending Machines: 8191 and others?

DunedinNZDunedinNZ Member Posts: 41
edited May 2011 in Building and Techniques
Hi there,

Recently I saw "8191" in store, and while I'm generally against the theme [Those poor lava creatures minding their own business, having their lava stones stolen] I did notice there is a pretty cool looking drink vending machine in the set. I downloaded the instructions and its a little unclear on how it works.

Does it work like a proper vending machine in that the "bottle" is in the machine, and pushing the money brick in triggers the release OR does it require a person to physically drop the bottle thru the machine?

Are there any other proper vending machines in lego land [other than the ATMs]

Thanks in advance.


  • MatthewMatthew Administrator Posts: 3,714
    There is a vending machine in last year's airport, but I think it's just a cupboard that you open. I'm as interested as you are about the Power Miners one.
  • MatthewMatthew Administrator Posts: 3,714
    I've just had a look in the instructions, and had come to the conclusion that pushing the money in lets the 'bottle' out, when I thought to have a look at the back of the book, and sure enough - it's listed as a 'play feature' - Now to build my own...
  • jgadgetjgadget Member Posts: 192
    I built it some time ago and, as far as I can remember, it holds one bottle which is dropped when the money is inserted in the slot.

    I've looked at the instructions again, since I'm not going to build it right now, but the bottle is held in place at the window of the machine, supported by one of the L-shaped beams.
    When the money is inserted, it pushes the pair of connected L-shaped beams back in an arc, since they are attached to the red technic brick by a single peg.
    That allows the bottle to drop.
  • MinifigsMeMinifigsMe Member Posts: 2,844
    I just gave this a go. It's brilliant! it holds two cans - pushing a paper bill (2x1 tile) into the slot pushes the lever back and releases a can.

    thanks for pointing it out.

    (instructions here if anyone wants to try it:
  • MatthewMatthew Administrator Posts: 3,714
    I just built in on LDD - The link is here
    Obviously the 'play feature' won't work on there, but I intent to build it for real soon.
  • ParkGradesParkGrades Member Posts: 106
    Wow. I'll be showing these instructions to my son. Kudos!
  • brickmaticbrickmatic Member Posts: 1,071
    You know, I saw this feature on the set and thought it was neat. I never thought to build it on my own until you mentioned it here. I think I will now. Thanks!
  • DunedinNZDunedinNZ Member Posts: 41
    Minor Bump.

    Other than the airport ATM mentioned, does anyone know of any other vending machines?

    OR would it be straight forward to build one from scratch that is a lot larger?
  • legohairlegohair Member Posts: 41
    They're not TLG sets, but Brick Builders Pro have a couple of pretty cool custom vending/cooler sets to buy - Their little sets are always choc full of detail...
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