Well, the beast is about a third of the way finished now, and she's floating two and a half feet above my work table (by means of two wires attached at the ceiling). Okay, so far, so good...
Now comes the lower section, which will be supported from the ground up by two stands. For display, the sections will be uncrated, and the upper portion lowered down by the wires to rest on the bottom half - or so the plan goes.
Place your bets on whether this whole thing ends up in a giant pile of ABS rubble at Brickworld. ;-)