07/09/2012 02:41 pm ET

LEGO Candy Machine: Teen Boy Builds Impressive Device With LEGOs (WATCH)

We've seen some pretty sweet LEGO art and videos before. But the LEGO candy dispenser, a contraption made with some seriously cool engineering (and sugar!) is pretty unique. In the video above, YouTube user MeMyselfAndMovies demonstrates a fully-functioning candy dispenser he built entirely out of LEGOs when he was 12 or 13 years old. Now 21, he explains exactly how his machine works. The brightly-colored box features two coin slots in front -- one for M&Ms, one for Skittles. When a nickel is deposited and a lever is pulled, the machine dispenses a handful of candy. The project also has a ton of clever features, like locks and secret compartments.

LEGO enthusiasts are a creative bunch, so it's no surprise that there are a ton of incredible projects made with the plastic building blocks. Last year, high school senior Rocco Buttliere created a series of 1:650 scale models of the world's most famous monuments, including the Eiffel Tower and the World Trade Center. And at Digital Harbor High School in Maryland, students used stop-motion animation to create a seriously cool LEGO dance-off.

Are you a LEGO fan? Have you ever made anything awesome with LEGOs? Sound off in the comments below or tweet a photo of your own creation @HuffPostTeen!