MINI Cooper has traded in paintwork for jewels with these one million Swarovski crystals that depict 10 images of American icons.

A million crystals. That's what this MINI Cooper is glittering from, one million Swarovski crystals of 40 different colours. The creation is by Ken and Annie Burkitt of Ontario, Canada and it depicts 10 images of iconic American institutions, things like Mt Rushmore, the statue of Liberty, the American flag, White House, the soaring eagle and the Hollywood Hills sign among others. Resulting in eye-catching mobile art, the two artists placed these crystals by hand, one by one on the MINI.

The bling car, named American Icon, is featured at the new Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum at Piccadilly Circus in London.


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