My entry to the Bionicle Display Phobia Contest - and possibly the smallest of the lot ^^;
About this creation
-Phobia - Zemmiphobia, Fear of the Great Mole Rat
Lord Phobos had his elite, but his army needed numbers. That is where the Hivelings came in. Feared and reviled by matoran, these alien creatures are almost invincible. Radiation will not affect them. They need virtually no air to breathe, and their teeth can pierce solid armour - teeth that always show, in front of their mouths.
Many of phobos' enemies have found themselves at the mercy of a swarm of hivelings as the ground beneath them breaks apart and becomes a churning mass of bloodthirsty white bodies.
Added to this, each hiveling carries a pair of repeating, paralytic dart guns and two missiles designed by Phobos himself to spread fear across a wide area.
A hiveling is controlled via the telepathic node implanted into its brain.
Sadly, build size was restricted majorly by the mouth design. I wanted the teeth to look prominent, and couldn't have this guy much bigger while still keeping the head in proportion. I know, just making a Mole Rat isn't the most original thing to do here, but, whatever. It was fun :)
The Life-Jacket Jaw idea has actually been knocking around in my brain for years, and, before joining MOCpages, I attempted to make a MOC of my pet guinea pig using it. It didn't work, since I couldn't find a reliable way off attatching the teeth to the jaw and still allow it to open.
I studied mole-rats in depth before making this. Its anatomy is similar, although it's far more hunched and its legs are longer. They are the only hive-dwelling mammals, behaving just like wasps. They spend their entire lives underground, and dig with their front teeth, which are actually in front of their mouths. Their eyes and ears are almost nothing, and it turns out they need very little oxygen and are virtually immune to cancer.
Now I think about this, their queen would have been an even more fearsome build... I'll make her later :)