With the release of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle looming, there has never been a better time to look back on the cult classic that started it all.
Jumanji became a box office success when it released in 1995, gaining notoriety as the 10th highest-grossing movie of the year. Helmed by Joe Johnston, starring the incredible Robin Williams, the film not only succeeded financially, it also cemented itself in the hearts of many 90s kids.
If you are a 90s kid who desperately wanted to own the board game – no matter how dangerous – it is time to rekindle your obsession because a Youtube video has made all of your childhood dreams come true!
Artist Steven Richter has built his very own Jumanji board game replica, unveiling his creative process in a mesmerizing timelapse video which has gained over two-thousand views. The replica is constructed entirely from scratch and is nearly indistinguishable from the board in the film – albeit probably less risky to play.
According to Shropshire Star, Richter spent seven months completing the project, which doesn’t include the five years he spent honing his sculpting skills.
Steven Richter currently works at Tom Spina Designs, where he is a part of a team of talented artists who restore movie props and create custom displays and sculptures. Richter specializes in sculpted portraits and wax museum style, lifelike figures but has expanded his skills to likeness sculpting, mold making, casting, painting, woodworking, model making, and large scale foam carving.
Who else is suddenly convinced that they neeeeeed a Jumanji board?
Check out Richter’s Instagram which features more epic movie prop creations: