The elephant is made up of hundreds of moving parts and is made largely of wood. It will thunder through streets, squares and public spaces, along with scores of performers and some large-scale puppets.Link (Thanks, Mike!) (Photo from La visite du Sultan sur son éléphant à voyager dans le temps" - Royal de Luxe - 2005)
Nikki Webb, of Artichoke, which is putting on the event, said the spaceship structure had already caused a stir with Londoners.
Update: Michael sez, "The spaceship of the Sultan's Elephant has indeed arrived in London's Waterloo Place - and is steaming away nicely... The puppet girl is due to emerge at 2pm tomorrow, by all accounts. I took a photograph this morning when the artistic director of Royal de Luxe was doing a press conference beside it."