Initially, the idea of adding flames to your Toyota Prius seemed foolhardy to us. And then we saw this fine example of 8-bit flames on the side of a 2010 Toyota Prius. Fitting. How it was done below the jump.

Click next to see in full detail the process of creating your very own NES-worth flames, as demonstrated by Flickr user Saeru.

This was all done with colored strips of magnets cut into approximately one-inch squares using some scissors and a paper cutter.

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You have to chose the right car and, in our view, the Toyota Prius isn't a bad choice given its hybrid drivetrain. This could also work wonders on a Tesla.

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Attention to detail is important, it's probably best to have a drawing of flames to start with.

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It's all in the details, and little bits of blue make the fire pop!

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If you have some leftover you can also ornament the rest of the car.

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And voila, you're done!

Photo credit: Saeru