I am just emerging from the dark ages and am simply amazed by how the information age has complemented Lego. I absolutely love the capabilities of Brickset and Rebrickable, and as a database programmer I'd love to tinker with the data even more. For the fun of it I thought I might write a little windows app to run custom queries and explore new ideas.
I see in the visio diagram
that brickset primarily gets its parts info/inventories from the official lego support site.
I'm sorry if this has been asked before, but is this done through some official web service provided by Lego, or does Brickset just screen-scrape webpages like this
? If not, I'll probably use Rebrickable's web service, but I thought I'd ask here first.