I worked on it for 3 hours and had to take an hour break in between each hour. I got most of it done without the instructions until I got to the legs. That thin diecast was so friggin flimsy, but the only time I thought I was going to break it was pulling up the body from gun mode to alt mode. Also knicked him a couple times moving things from place to place. His damn knees were so stiff that folding them into the handle nearly made me go crazy. I wont transform him for a long long time, but I definitely appreciate the design more after having been through this.