Yes there is a lot of weight that will be going on, but I am not sure on how much. When I stiffen the posterboard with resin that should help it support itself more, I am also going to build a pvc pipe frame most likely inside. I have half of the head made but I am stuck on the eyes I am not sure what I could use to make the eyes light up. Any Ideas I was thinking led flashlights but how would you change the batteries? Also could someone post the actual head height of this model so I could compare the size with mine.