I made a moc of Zaktan compensating for his overall lack of protodites with a robotic body.
Sorry for the weird shadows. I was lacking natural light when I shot it, and the way my lamp is positioned cast shadows on the protruding bits.
I’m not going to clutter the topic up with pictures any further. If you want to see more, there’s a gallery here: http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=546851
Before you tear this monstrosity to shreds with your unrelenting criticism, I figured that I’d share the story of how it came about. Recently I’ve been rereading the Bionicle Legends book series, and after that scene with the Piraka turned snakes in Downfall I came up with a cool idea. I decided that I wanted to make one of the Piraka with a robotic body to compensate for the lack of… limbs. I decided on Zaktan 'cuz he’s my favorite Piraka, but way into the building process(as I formulated my backstory) I looked up what happened to Zaktan. As it would turn out, I needed to revise my story a bit. So the revised story goes something more like this: After being scattered by the Sonic hum, Zaktan finally pulled himself together enough to function. Mata Nui’s life rays reversed his need to breathe water, but Zaktan still couldn’t recover the protodites lost to the golden skinned being’s creation. What was left was not much more than his head, spine, and a makeshift tail for the sake of mobility. He needed a new body. Fortunately or not, his powers remained intact, so it wasn’t too hard to “convince” a nearby settlement of Nynrah Ghosts to get to work on his powersuit. Their work was magnificent, and they even provided him with a new tri-bladed scissor. Regardless, it was not like Zaktan to leave any loose ends, so the unfortunate Matoran were the first to see their handiwork in action.
Alright, that’s all. Comments, constructive criticism, etc. is much appreciated. I’d like to know what I did right and what I didn’t.