The mini was selected as one of the British design classics at the start of the year for the Royal Mail stamps collection. If you would like to see just how this design comes together, you may be interested in this Build your own mini kit. The mini itself is a 1:38 scale model of the actual car so, in this case, a screwdriver will be of more use to you than an engineering degree. It has all the relevant small bits – from the metal body to the rubber wheels – and also full instructions.
The sales blurb on the shop site mentions the mini's link to The Italian Job. However, this model looks like it is based on a much later version of the car. That small quibble aside, it's a nice bit of kit for just £10.
Buy it from the Museum of London website