For My machine I decided to make it a classic space theme. Unfortunately I feel as though I focused too much on quality and not enough on function, considering how short it actually goes when it runs. Anyways, the final result is a pretzel is dispensed for the space man at the pretzel vending machine. Check out the video below to see it in action and feel free to give me some feedback!
Nice work on this category! I think it is an overlooked one, and I really liked how you picked a theme for it. Just a few comments: as you said, I often think of the purpose of a Rube Goldberg Machine to be a very long and complicated, often not pretty, project to do something that would be much easier done without a machine. Not that making it pretty is bad, but as you also mentioned, it would have been a bit better to make it longer and include more functions in this creation. But good work! I would probably never try my hand at this kind of thing since it is difficult to pull off, and I'm impressed that you did. Rating: 4.2ish
I like that you added a theme. It makes your entry unique, especially like with what El Barto said, since it is minifig scaled. You may get all the points, or at least I would give you all teh points. I love some of the other entries but they don't hold up to the style of yours. I think it was a smart move. And plus, the goal was to get a pretzel, that's new and exciting in my opinion.