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Hiveling
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 :)



Comments

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  March 29, 2011
Sweet!
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  September 25, 2010
Reminds me of Zoids if you know what is it
  September 20, 2010
looks great in halloween bionicle but i was wondering if you would maybe add gringat tarantula form
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  September 20, 2010
Nice work, the teeth and the front claws look very excellent. ;)
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  September 20, 2010
really cool man i like the design
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  September 20, 2010
Well, you did it. Excellent build, and about the life jackets, great technique.
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  September 20, 2010
Nice,that head design is great!
Gringat the Repugnant
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Kai Heffernan
  September 19, 2010
Very nicely done! Good luck in the contest, the original design should be a big win when the voteing stage comes around in the next couple of days. Keep MOCing!
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  September 19, 2010
nice! good work, yet again.
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  September 19, 2010
amazing head design! and great use of the metus helmets.
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  September 19, 2010
Nice,I like the yellowed buckteeth.
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  September 19, 2010
Awesome use of the Metus helmets.
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  September 19, 2010
Possibly one of the most creative creations I've seen so far. The mouth and feet were the main points that struck me first.
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  September 19, 2010
Quoting Ahpolki Ihu Nice MOC. Aren't Mole-Rats from Fallout 3?
They're in Fallout, yes, but in real life they're found in Kenya.
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  September 19, 2010
Nice MOC. Aren't Mole-Rats from Fallout 3?
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  September 19, 2010
awesoem work dude.
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  September 19, 2010
very good!!!! great use and choice of pieces!!!
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  September 19, 2010
Very nice!
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  September 19, 2010
The tooth design is incredible! That last pic scared me.
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  September 19, 2010
Awesome!
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  September 19, 2010
Great use of those life jacket pieces and the Metus helmets, the head looks very well built. :)
 
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