We’re all crazy about LEGO®, aren’t we? Those tiny, multi-colored, building blocks of happiness – we could be at it for hours and still not want to leave that happy place.
Now imagine, you’re absolutely consumed, building your newly arrived set and mid-way you realize what other new sets have been released this year?! Is there a new theme available that I don’t know off?! Are there any sub-themes for the theme that I own? Or better yet, add a set into your wish/want list?!
MyBrickBot, is an upgraded version to our previously launched skill – BrickBot for Amazon Alexa. It is loaded with added features that let users access their Brickset.com account using Alexa.
MyBrickBot gathers content from Brickset.com, using APIs and makes Alexa respond to user commands about LEGO® products.
Now users can use Alexa not only for getting information about available sets, themes, and sub-themes but also for adding and removing sets from their own lists and wish lists.
MyBrickBot redirects users to https://www.mybrickbot.com, where they have to enter their Brickset.com login details. Once logged in, it connects Alexa to users’ Brickset account, enabling them to access their Brickset account using voice commands. Users who are not registered with Brickset.com can also use the skill anonymously, by skipping the login step.
In summary, this skill lets users operate their Brickest.com accounts, hands-free and stay up to date on all things related to LEGO®, using Alexa.
Key Features – For Brickset.com users
All Sets in Own List and Wish List
MyBrickbot powers Alexa to respond to users queries about sets present in their own lists as well and wish lists. Users can ask Alexa to read out all the sets that they have stored in these lists.
Add Sets in Own List and Wish List
MyBrickBot allows users to add sets in their own lists, simply by asking Alexa to do so. Furthermore, it lets users add sets in their wish lists by commanding Alexa.
Remove Sets from Own List and Wish List
The skill not only enables users to add sets in own lists and wish lists but also makes it possible to remove set entries from these lists via Alexa. Users can manage their own lists and wish lists without having to log into the website every time.
Send Instruction Manual
This skill will also send across an instruction manual (in PDF form) for any set that you need. The user’s brickset.com email ID will be used to send the instruction manual.
In addition, MyBrickBot supports all the features provided by the previous version. Users who are not registered with Brickset.com can access the generic information about LEGO® sets, themes, and sub-themes without logging in (See: Key Features – Guest Users).
“Alexa, ask MyBrickBot to add set [number] to my wish list”
“Alexa, ask MyBrickBot to remove set [number] from my wish list”
“Alexa, ask MyBrickBot to add set [number] to my own list”
“Alexa, ask MyBrickBot to remove set [number] from my own list”
“Alexa, ask MyBrickBot to get all sets in my own list”
“Alexa, ask MyBrickBot to get all sets in my wish list”
“Alexa, ask MyBrickBot to send me instruction manual for set [set number]”
Key Features – Guest Users
Users who do not have Brickset.com credentials can also avail the other set of features we have for this skill. It includes:
Sets Available in a Given Year and Specifications of Any Particular Set
Users can ask Alexa about LEGO® sets available from any given year, including the previous, current, and coming years. MyBrickBot lets Alexa to also provide details about a particular set including the set name, year of its release, as well as the number of pieces in the theme that the set is a part of.
Available Themes and Sets Available in Different Themes
MyBrickBot allows Alexa to respond to users’ queries about the names of all the available themes and sets available in different themes as listed on Brickset.com.
Sub-Themes Available for a Theme
MyBrickBot turns Alexa into a ready source of information for regular LEGO® users who look for sub-themes for their existing themes.
MyBrickBot informs users if the desired information is not available on Brickset.com. It also sends error messages to unregistered users if they command Alexa to provide account related information or to manage own lists and wish lists.
“Alexa, ask MyBrickBot the details for set [number]” “Alexa, ask MyBrickBot to get available sets for [theme name]”
“Alexa, ask MyBrickBot for the sub-themes in [theme name]”
“Alexa, ask MyBrickBot to give me information on set [set number]”
“Alexa, ask MyBrickBot to help me”
Immediate on the Alexa Skills directory. To set up and install this skill, search for it by name at http://echo.amazon.com after signing in with an Amazon account. After clicking on the ‘Enable Skill’ button, users have to log in with their Brickset.com credentials. Users who are not registered with Brickset.com can enable the skill anonymously.
About LEGO ® and Brickset.com
LEGO ® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this site or application.
Brickset.com was launched in 1997 and since then has become is the premier LEGO database on the Internet. Originally set up to record the myriad of promotional sets that were appearing at that time, it has expanded over the years to become the definitive reference on LEGO sets released after 1980.