This video is a collaboration with the excellent http://www.youtube.com/vmln8 . You can thank (or blame) him for getting my building groove back.
There's an LXF file for this model, so you can see it in 3D and maybe build it yourself. You can find it at http://www.vayamenda.com . To open LXF files you'll need LDD, which you can download from http://ldd.lego.com .