yeah, the transformation if ever would be fiddly. As far as I can tell, the arms form the back legs, and the robot legs from the front legs, the spear is the tail, and the actual head moves to the robot's crotch area and combines with the left hand to form the lion head. Ah yeah, zoids! That was a big surprise. I had a few kits as a kid, sadly none survived the rigors of play. But it was Zoids that helped me discover how fun model kits were.