I have about 5 minutes before I have to leave to pick up the kids from school but wanted to get this up before I go, just finished it and I'm real pleased (I'd posted last night for opinions on coloring the octopus)
So just to update a little - it's made with crayola model magic and the only 'tool' I used is a toothpick. It took about 30 hours in total to make.
more details and images on my blog - http://cohesivechaos.com/2009/09/octopus-lamp/
Opinions greatly appreciated!