In Brief: Dec. 25, 2000

LEGO MY PHOTO Rule No. 1 of grandparenthood: there's no such thing as too many pictures. Now, for $30, you can render your precious angels or their brilliant artwork in Lego blocks. Submit a digital photo to and Lego will send a brick-by-brick grid, similar to a needlepoint pattern, along with all the black, white and gray pieces you need to build it. A color version is due out next year.

KEEP IT REAL Who needs Pinocchio's nose or Wonder Woman's magic lasso when you've got a Handy Truster? This palm-size portable lie detector ($50 at

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