The minifigure is not from the same species as the Skull Twins, but has the same shape helmet. He drives an alien space chopper with two neon green blasters, a large missile launcher and two huge flaming engines. The engine flame bricks are the new type, not the smaller flames from earlier themes. He carries a pistol with a blue axe-headed laser. The mark of the Black Hole Gang is printed on the top-left side of Craniac's torso piece. It is also very likely that he is related to the Insectoids theme.
Craniac is the master planner of the space crooks gang. He has a cybernetically enhanced brain that makes him very smart.  He also seems to have 6,053 parking tickets (All unpaid) according to his bio, indicating he is a very careless driver. Also, according to his bio, his brain is prone to overheating.
- He has the Insectoids logo on his back.
- His original name was Insectoid XLM.
- He has the same helmet as a Skull Twin, but in dark red.
- His headpiece reuses in LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham.
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|Police:||K9-Bot | Space Police III Officer | Space Police Chief | Space Police III Commando | Space Police Robot | X99 Robot|
|Criminals:||Craniac | Frenzy | Jawson | Kranxx | Rench | Skull Twin | Slizer | Snake | Squidman | Squidtron | Brick Daddy|
|Other:||Butler Bot | Space Police Statue|
|Videogame only:||Space Police Captain | Unnamed Space Criminal|
|Movie only:||Watch Commander | Omega|
|Other Theme:||Mallock the Malign|