Review: 75008 TIE Bomber and Asteroid Field
75008 TIE Bomber and Asteroid Field is a little different from all the other Planet sets in that an asteroid field isn't really a planet, is it?
Nevertheless it is one of the better looking 'planets' to be featured in these sets.
Box and packaging
Nothing remarkable about the box or packaging, they are the same as for every other Planet.
The minifig is a TIE bomber pilot and is, according to BrickLink, new and has been assigned the designation sw457. The helmet design is not new (having been used for the TIE defender pilot a few years ago) but it does have a new print, which is superb. The torso print is new, too.
The TIE bomber is very well executed, although the wings are perhaps a little thicker than would be ideal.
The front cockpit features a very nice printed 2 x 2 clear dish, while at the back, two of the new conical droid heads have been used, so it's great to have them available in a useful, non-printed colour.
The completed model
As usual, a stand is provided for displaying the minifig and ship, and features a unique printed 4 x 4 tile.
This is another fine addition to the Planets series. The minifig is superb, the ship interesting and made with some great parts, and the bauble has an attractive print, even if it's not strictly speaking a planet. Another one to add to your collection then...