If you can get hold of a copy of Flight International (20-26 May 2003), there is a fantastic supplement included detailing all aspects of the A380. It covers everything from the concept stage right up to the current build stage. It includes original plans, dimensions, specifications and a large cutaway. It covers everything from the cockpit and avionics, undercarriage, and engines through to safety, preperation for airport introduction and maintenance.
I was obviously aware of the A380, but having read the supplement, it's opened my eyes as to how much an influence this aircraft will be to both the advancement of air transport and technology. Well worth a read!
I can't wait until Jan 2005 to see the worlds most powerful jetliner power down the runway at Toulouse Blagnac airport and lift into the skies. It'll be a major achievment for Airbus.