The way I built the model, was the old school way. I had my first model back in 1989, when Lego were much different than they are today. The shapes available where basic and there were not any luxuries such as ready- made hands or pre- shaped heads. Yes, the results nowadays are much more refined, but I think I liked the part where you had to squeeze your brain in order to find a way to build a part.
One of my first priorities during the building procedure, was to multi- connect the pieces between them, especially on the larger parts of the model and make it as sturdy as possible.
The model as you can see is fully articulated. The “Dragon Fang” arm is expandable and can do a mini transformation.